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  • A Collection of Beautiful Joomla Templates

    Originally a fork of Mambo, Joomla has grown into the second most popular Content Management System (CMS) on the web behind WordPress. In January 2012 Joomla was upgraded from 1.7 to version 2.5. It brought a lot of great new features such as notifications for easier updates, multi database support and improved search functionality.



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  • Design on the Go: Designer Apps for Android

    As smartphones have advanced, and the display and photo capture technologies have improved, many have desired the ability to design and to edit images on their mobile phones. In fact, today hundreds of design applications exist on Google Play (previously known as Android Market). So in order to help you sift through the noise to find the ideal one for your needs, we decided to take a look at our top twenty designer apps for Android.



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  • Extending the Web: Useful Google Chrome Extensions

    At the end of 2011 Chrome surpassed Firefox as the second most popular browser in the world. One of the reasons it has grown in popularity could be because of its expansive Chrome Web Store. The store has thousands of applications that help extend the functionality of Chrome and make your browsing experience safer, quicker and more fun.



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  • A Showcase of Amazing Drupal Themes

    Since its inception, Drupal has had the (rather infamous) reputation of being the developer’s CMS. Designing a website using Drupal meant hard-coding every aspect of the appearance of your website. However, over time, and with the advent of Drupal 7, the picture has changed. Drupal too, like WordPress, now boasts of several new and beautiful themes (also called templates), and the number is increasing everyday (including ports of themes from WP).



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  • All About jQuery: Fresh and Useful jQuery Plugins and Tutorials

    Every designer knows that jQuery is not only a handy tool, but it is also very popular and widely implemented. Thus, they try to master their jQuery skills. If you fit into this category then this post of over 40 fresh and cool jQuery plugins and tutorials is for you. This showcase should allow you to grab some of the techniques required for developing a more interactive and visually appealing website with jQuery and harness the power of this tool.



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  • Free Photoshop Alternatives For Editing Photos

    Photoshop has been the darling of the design industry for decades. It’s a fantastic program that has led the way since the release of Photoshop 1 on the Mac way back in 1990.



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  • Get Your Kits: Fresh Web and Mobile UI Kits, Wireframe Kits and PSD’s

    Today, we have a useful compilation for our readers of fresh web UI kits, mobile UI kits and wireframe kits complete with PSD files that will certainly come in handy when you are designing projects. Some basic user interface elements are always welcome toolbox additions by designers. We need them for a wide range of projects in order to able to easily create an accurate UI model of either a website or app.



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  • 50+ New and Free Photoshop Brush Packs

    Nearly every designer loves freshly-made, free Photoshop brushes that can be used in your designs as it is one of the most widely used graphics programs on the market. It is what some would call an incontrovertible truth. This is the reason why designers are constantly browsing the web in search of all the latest brushes to add them to their arsenal.



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  • 20+ Free Android Apps for a More Productive 2012

    As the new year beckons, resolution time is upon the masses once more. For those who are wishing that they can keep themselves more productive in 2012, we have put together a list of apps for all those Android users (who some readers have suggested we have been neglecting) to help them keep their resolutions going all year long. We took to the reviews and looked around at the various suggestions offered around the web to find a range of apps that we hope can help cover all of your bases for staying on track.



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  • 50 Useful and Free Seamless Pattern Sets

    Employing seamless patterns are an extraordinary way to give your design some additional depth and personality. Either by delicately highlighting important areas or for producing a background that will elevate your layout design to top notch status.



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